Prislop Monastery

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Antofic C
Bucharest, Romania30 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Was looking for a peaceful and quiet place. Instead, we found it crowded and noisy, lots of people not coping with the Covid-19 regulations. Nowhere to buy water from, only 3 small shops with souvenirs, also very crowded, people going inside without waiting for others to come out. A bit disappointed, not what we were expecting from a sacred place.
The area, the view and the church are worth the trip. Maybe you are lucky and visit it when it’s not crowded, during the week would be advisable.
Written August 14, 2020
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Avrigeanu
Bucharest, Romania210 contributions
Aug 2020
Hidden in the hills of Hateg county, Prislop monastery is one of the dearest places to Romanians. It is usually crowded as people come for pilgrimage to prey at the grave of Arsenie Boca who was a huge personality of the Romanian Orthodox Church. He was also an artist who painted parts of the walls of the church of Prislop monastery and other two churches in Romania (Eroilor church in Bucharest and the church in Draganescu village in Giurgiu county, nearby Bucharest). Arsenie Boca designed the plans to rebuild the garden of Prislop and coordinated the related works. He also designed and built the spire in the garden which is amazingly integrated in the natural landscape of the garden.
Written October 28, 2020
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Viorel Iosub
Sibiu, Romania1,581 contributions
Aug 2020
A Muntenian style church built in Transylvania. Due to the fame of Arsenie Boca, it turned into a destination for pilgrims.
The monastery and the area are superb. Kind of crowded, but you can sit back and recharge your energy.
Written October 14, 2020
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SafirAlbastru
Iasi, Romania1,002 contributions
Aug 2021
A wonderful place for heart and soul. The church of monastery is from XVIth century and it is a historical monument. Here also is the grave of Father Arsenie Boca, and always is a place for pilgrims. Must see it!
Written September 14, 2021
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania400 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
A muntenian style church bulit in Transylvania. Due to the fame of Arsenie Boca, it turned into a destination for pilgrimms. A lot of commercial buzz on the way to Prislop. Try find your meditation place and avoid the crowds.
Written August 16, 2020
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Kesler F
London, UK10 contributions
They take advantage of a man who made only good... 5 stars for Arsenie Boca... 0 for the other monks... nice location though
Written September 8, 2014
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Marius Alexandru
Bucharest, Romania2,353 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The location itself is beautiful located in the heart of the nature.
But what is going around is unbelievable. Plenty of gypsies al around selling photos, icons and other specific things with the image of Arsenie Boca, which are not even approved by the Romanian church.
Going to see the grave of Arsenie in a opd cemetery, you will find a very long line of people going to find a miracle. Also it is disturbing the presence of the bodyguards who hurries you up to go from there very very fast and are also rude at times. A very promoted place, a money maker that makes you go with a bitter taste and it’s not about religion any more!
Written May 14, 2018
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tomorrowsantiques
Mesa, AZ1,151 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
this was not for me. Thousands of people come each day. The road is very narrow. A bus got stuck and created a traffic jam. You have to park very far away and then walk and walk and stand in line to kiss a cross. Flower stands and souvenir booths every where. My Romanian friend said it is one of the most famous and makes him feel so good. i am not Catholic or Orthodox. Did nothing for me. You can walk even farther and go down many steep stairs to see where the saint? Was shot.
Written July 20, 2015
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Alina B
Bucharest, Romania220 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
They loved not necessarily thanks to its beauty or history, but for the grave of a orthodox priest - Arsenie Boca - by many regarded as Saint.
Romanians will come here as oft as they can. Many belief you have to pray by the grave at least 3 times in your life. But many people come here almost every year. It is believed the priest did more miracles in his life, but also after he was dead. So people continue coming here and praying by his grave, hoping to cure their diseases or to obtain more good luck in their life.
The grave is indeed veeeeery crowded. You will almost always find there a 3 hours queue of people holding flowers in their hands, as the custom is to bring your flowers at the grave, and take some of the flowers left there by others to your home.
Written April 5, 2015
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dave294458
Bucharest, Romania115 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
My wife,me and boys took a flight from Bucharest to Cluj-napoca to start a 7 day vacation in the Romanian northern mountainous countryside, for the main reason to send our youngest to an English speaking summer camp.in "Ighiu" near the city of Alba yulia.It would have been easier if we took the flight to this city but our plans changed long after I bought the tickets when my wife wanted to visit the monastry.(A.detour of a few hundred km's).So , we took a taxi with all our luggage directly to Prislop.
We arrived to find hundreds of cars parked on the sidelines and in the bushes & forest of a one lane,half gravel road leading to the monastry.Thousands of people walking ...a few km's, and from the monastry till the grave of Arsenei Boca ,an endless line of believers in the hot sun (34C).My wife ,joined the line and 2 hours ++ later reached the simple grave and touched the wooden cross in prayer.Surrounded by a beautiful garden and many nuns arranging the flowers brought by visitors.We waited in the forest, no benches and no "tourist souvenier sellers" The monastry is one of the oldest in the world ,simply beautiful.The priest, A.Boca was a man of many miracles ,healing the sick and had the ability to forsee the future as in one of his paintings done many years before,he painted on the walls planes crashing into the New York twin towers., and the bloody revolution of Independance of Romania dated the same day it occured.
Written August 24, 2013
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